Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin has a problem with Milwaukee.
Feigin, a New York City native, gave a stark assessment of Milwaukee last week while speaking to the Rotary Club of Madison, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.
“Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I’ve ever experienced in my life," Feigin was quoted as saying. "It just is a place that is antiquated. It is in desperate need of repair and has happened for a long, long time. One of our messages and one of our goals is to lead by example.”
Feigin also said the team was committed to help the city, especially in areas like wellness, education and workforce development.
Milwaukee is the most racist place Feigin has EVER experienced?
I assumed rich Feigin would have been a rather well-traveled individual with a wealth of experiences. Milwaukee stands as the most racist place?
But hey, take the tax dollars of the hard-working people of Milwaukee and then slam them.
Feigin is a great ambassador for the city, isn't he?
Let's remember that DEMOCRAT Mayor Tom Barrett has been at the helm of the city since 2004. The city has been in the hands of Democrats and Socialists for more than 100 years.
But don't worry, Milwaukeeans. Barrett says he's "eager" to work with the Bucks on the city's problems.
Barrett said he had a "good conversation" with Peter Feigin Monday, and told him, "I'm happy that you're engaged in trying to improve our community."Oh, my God.
The mayor added that work needs to be done to address racial issues in Milwaukee.
"I hope we can change his feelings, but to do that, we've got a lot of work to do," Barrett said. "And I know that, and he knows that."
...Barrett said he believes the Bucks' leaders are committed to working with him to address the city's racial disparities.
"I think anybody who lives here has to be concerned about that, has to be very concerned about that, and I am very concerned about that," Barrett said. "But I also know that in order to change that, you have to have partners. And he and the ownership team seem to be a willing partner."
It would have been appropriate for Barrett to defend his constituents and object to the characterization of Milwaukeeans as racist.
Instead, Barrett simply kisses Feigin's ass.
Clearly, Barrett has failed. The DEMOCRATS and SOCIALISTS have failed the city for more than one hundred years.
But Barrett can start to change things because now he has Feigin and the Bucks as partners?
This is pathetic.
Milwaukee is in need of change. It starts with new leadership.
On his radio program Tuesday, Mark Belling interviewed Peter Feigin. Belling gave him an opportunity to explain himself, and gave him credit for actually agreeing to go on the air.
That's really the only credit I can give Feigin. He went on the air to address the matter.
He said he didn't mean to make a sweeping statement about the citizens of Milwaukee. OK. But he did. He called us racists and didn't back down.
Feigin said he's an ambassador for the city. Well. He sucks at that. The "antiquated" Milwaukee can do a lot better than Feigin to boost its image.
When Belling asked Feigin to give a specific example of how Milwaukee is racist, he couldn't. Feigin gave a wishy-washy answer, saying it's about "tonality." He also cited the use of racist language. That, of course, is a very individual sort of thing. Feigin didn't say everyone here engages in racist language. Had he said that, he would have been lying.
Sorry, but if that's the best he can do, if that's all he has to assert, "Very bluntly, Milwaukee is the most segregated, racist place I've ever experienced in my life," that's really messed up.
Bottom line: Milwaukee Bucks president Peter Feigin is a Lefty, with all that comes with it, including saying truly hurtful and truly idiotic things.